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WGHR Statement on the FIR against CPSC- People’s Watch

WGHR urges the NHRC the take up the long pending case of WGHR member organisation CPSC – People’s Watch and calls for an end to the demonisation and harassment of civil society organisations through the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1986 (FCRA).

Recent NHRC appointments disregard the requisite processes and own commitment to reforms: WGHR

9 July 2021, New Delhi: The Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) expresses its disappointment and concern at the manner in which the recent appointments to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India have been made. The process does not conform to and is in contravention of the spirit of the …

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Allow Refuge to Myanmar Citizens Fleeing Violence and Persecution

STATEMENT FROM THE WORKING GROUP ON HUMAN RIGHTS (WGHR) New Delhi, 20 April 2021—Raising concern over the escalating crisis in Myanmar, after the takeover by the military junta, we the members of the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) urge the Government of India to evolve a swift, humanitarian response …

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ORAL STATEMENTOF THE WORKING GROUP ON HUMAN RIGHTS BEFORE THE UPR III, GENEVA

The Working Group of Human Rights (WGHR), welcomes the Indian government’s decision to accept 152 of the 250 recommendations made by 112 states at this 3rd UPR.(27) This includes several important commitments to the realisation of social and economic rights, environment, and sustainable development, poverty eradication and realizing the SDGs. We point out however that …

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